Data Backup


1-Google Drive(Highly Recommended)-Teacher and Staff user data can be backed up at no charge using Google’s cloud services. Files are backed up using Google’s Back-Up and Sync application. There is no limit on the amount of storage for educators. (See Backup and Sync). For more specific instructions, please see Google Backup and Sync Instructions.

2-Carbonite for Home-Carbonite has partnered with Crashplan. Like Crashplan, Carbonite provides automatic and continuous backup for all user data files. However, there is a cost associated with this solution. Please click on the above link for more details.

3-Purchase of an external hard drive– there are several good hard drive manufacturers that supply external hard drives: Seagate, Toshiba, and/or Western Digital. We recommend a storage capacity of 500 gigabytes or more. These drives come with software that essentially controls the backup process. (If you decide to purchase one of these drives, please contact the Technology Dept. to install this software.) Also, please select a drive that has been formatted for Windows.

4-Flash Drives– several teachers have asked about the use of flash drives as a backup medium. Please note that these drives generally do not have the storage capacity to accomodate a complete backup, can be lost or stolen, and can fail. These are not recommended for this purpose.

Please note: the Technology Department will back up staff user data on a temporary basis while we are repairing equipment. Users are responsible for backing up their own data!